Writing is Not Simply a Vehicle That Allows Students to Express What They Know; Writing is a Tool That Generates New Thinking. Writing is thinking and that’s what students are expected to do in all content areas.
The Common Core Standards for grades 6-12 offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of skills and applications. Students are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards. ~CCSS, 2010